2017 HOF Speeches

A Trip to the Hall of Fame by the SkinnyDipper

KTC Logo Black WhiteFirst and foremost I would like to thank so many people here on KTC for constantly pushing me to make it one more day early on and then later when the day to day got a bit easier for reminding me daily that any day could be the day I have to post another “day 1” if I’m not disciplined and staying strong. Honestly, there are too many people to name and for the sake of not missing anyone I will just say thank you all. Kill The Can truly is the sole reason I am at 100+ days free from the poison I willingly subjected myself to hourly just 106 days ago and the amount of people on here that want so badly to share their freedom with everyone and anyone who is willing to quit with them is incredible. So again, thank you all!

I’ll start by sharing a bit about myself for anyone new who may be reading this or for anyone who stumbles across this before they are ready or willing to “Kill the Can.” My name is Dakota, I am 24 years old, and I began using chewing tobacco around 15-16. Just like most people I dabbled in it for a while, tried it a few times, months later tried it again, until one day I was given a few cans because someone I knew was quitting and gave me what was left of his roll or log of dip and thats when it all went south and from then on I was hooked.

Years later and after what felt like a thousand times of stopping for a few days and starting again only to try again over and over, I finally got to the point where I felt like I could never be strong enough to quit and stay quit and the reason for that was and is because I am not strong enough… by myself that is. But with the right support and with these awesome people behind me pushing me daily to stay quit and keep on quitting I know I can and will stay quit.

After my best friend passed away due to his addiction I knew I needed to give my addiction up and I knew I needed something more than just myself for accountability if I wanted to make that possible… The definition of insanity is: “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting the different results” and I had tried to quit by myself so many times that it was literally insane of me to think I would end up with anything but failure and more frustration by continuing to go at it alone… So for those of you who have yet to drink the koolaid and step up and quit this terrible poison, get in your quit group, post your day 1 and GET YOURSELF SOME QUIT. You will never regret it, youll feel better, healthier, more focused, and stronger than ever before.

Kill the can has 100% made this possible and without this site and the new close friends I have made through here I would never be where I am today.

NOTE: This piece written by KillTheCan.org forum member TheSkinnyDipper

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